Sunday, September 2, 2007

We Almost Lost Chewy...

Today we almost lost Chewy. He ran out of our opened side gate without us knowing. Thank goodness our neighbor found him walking by their house. When she noticed he has a collar, she grabbed him and called the Pet Assure hotline which is engraved onto Chewy's tag.

Rewind 30 minutes before the incident happened...

We got Chewy & Skye's pet tags from the mailbox because we just enrolled them to a pet discount card called Pet Assure. It comes with free tags for enrolled pets with a 1-800 number available 24/7 engraved on them. This would be useful if the pet got lost and someone finds them, they can call that number and the customer service rep would look up the pet's info from their database.

I was so excited to put these tags on the "kids" so I immediately opened the envelope and had each of them wear the tags as soon as we got back home.

After I fed the kids, I let them out to the backyard so they can do their "thing" (poop, pee, etc, haha). After a few minutes, I went outside to check on them. I saw Skye playing with her toy but I can't find Chewy. He usually lies down by the back door when he's done with his business. I called him... no Chewy showed up... called again, no Chewy...

I began to panic and I thought I'd check the side gate. I remembered I had to open & unlock it yesterday so the bug spray guy could get through the backyard. True enough, the gate was ajar and I started freaking out! I forgot to lock the gate yesterday when the bug spray guy left!!!! Ohhh nooohhhh!!!

I know Chewy would just speed through the door when he sees it open. Skye on the otherhand is a bit wary about running away... for some reason she knows it's something that she's not supposed to do... I hope dogs are as smart as her...

So I called hubby and I told him that Chewy's gone. I knew he's going to ask me why the gate was left open and I was scared to death to admit that it's my fault. Immediately we grabbed the car key and flashlight (it happened at around 8pm-ish). We were so worried that he might go to the main road (with tons of vehicles and traffic) not too far from our house. We searched along the neighborhood and we figured he couldn't run that far (cuz he's fat and he gets tired right away, haha!)

After 15 mins of search, sweeps decided to just drive back again in front of our house. There we found a lady (our neighbor) with Chewy sitting next to her. She was on the phone I guess talking to the Pet Assure customer service rep. We stopped the car and thanked her for her kindness...

We gotta figure out something tomorrow what gift to give her. Hadn't for her, we'd be having sleepless nights wondering if Chewy's ok.

Even if we didn't find him through Pet Assure, when we got back home, we have voicemail messages coming from them informing us that a lady found Chewy and that they have her contact info. I still gave them a buzz and told them we already found him. Now at least I know the system works.

I hugged Chewy for a long time and I told him not to do that ever again. Sweeps came and told me the same thing... sigh :o(

God is good.


2 comments:

QT said...

good to hear you found chewy safe and sound. i could jsut imagine your panic and distress!

Cupie Bernskie said...

hi che! naku, tell me about it, grabe. panic galore talga. i wouldn't be able to forgive myself if we didn't get to find him last night. and it's weird cuz i always wonder how could some people lose their pets without their knowledge.... now i know. lesson learned girl.. grabe!!

tc dearie!!

 

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